Book Review: “Write the Perfect Book Proposal”

I’m not in favour of calling books a “must-read”, but if you want to get your own book commercially published, I have to say you must read Write the Perfect Book Proposal: 10 That Sold and Why, 2nd Edition.

The main force of this book is that it explains the publishing industry from the inside: What a publisher is looking for. The authors honestly explain what the publisher will and will not do, and that you should plan on marketing your book yourself because the publisher won’t.

It was a surprise to me that I have to build a whole business case with market analysis, competitors and marketing plan, but with the information in this book I feel confident I can write a good book proposal.